I've been looking at the GoLite pyramid shelters, SL-3 and SL-5, as well as similar offerings from Oware. I like the design in general, and would like to try using one for car camping in addition to backpacking. Only problem is that my wife is not convinced that the center pole thing would be practical for a family in the real world. I've talked with folks here and elsewhere which find it works well for their family, but it's probably not a war I can win.
I had an idea whilst pondering how to extend the usefulness of such a shelter to car camping. I've used a few dome tents which had 3-6 rib poles extending from the ground to the center of the tent, all meeting at a single hub. I can think of at least on which had a loop hanging off to which you simply clipped the tent to.
Has anyone tried this with a GoLite SL-3/5, etc? Seems like a bit of a long shot, as heavy pole systems aren't usually tolerated by BPLers. Probably not worth the cost, either, unless I can cobble it out of spare parts.
Out of left field a bit, but I thought I'd kick it out there...